SOL: Denied

The truth is that at
times, without reason, we are
held back from our dreams.

3AM Thoughts
// AKA “Haiku 83.”

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MIND: Situational

You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else.
Nature is neutral. Nature doesn’t care.
If you do what other successful people do,
you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do.
And if you don’t, you won’t.

// Brian Tracy

MIND: Praise

The price you pay for your addiction to praise will be an extreme vulnerability to the opinions of others. Like any addict, you will find you must continue to feed your habit with approval in order to avoid withdrawal pangs. The moment someone who is important to you expresses disapproval, you will crash painfully, just like the junkie who can no longer get his “stuff.”

Others will be able to use this vulnerability to manipulate you. You will have to give in to their demands more often than you want to because you fear they might reject or look down on you. You set yourself up for emotional blackmail.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy // David D. Burns

MIND: Eloquence

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty.

Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things.

We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.

// Henry Miller

MIND: Long-Haul

Practice “zero-based thinking” in every part of your life. Ask yourself continually, “If I were not doing this already, knowing what I now know, would I start doing it again today?” If it is something you would not start again today, knowing what you now know, it is a prime candidate for abandonment or creative procrastination.

Eat That Frog // Brian Tracy